Senator Jeff Smith has served in the State Senate since 2019. Senator Smith has worked tirelessly in his community on public education opportunities, health care access and affordability, redistricting reform, protections for water and helping people run for elected office.
Senator Smith served the Eau Claire region as a small business owner. He operated a window cleaning business for 30 years. Senator Smith’s community involvement runs deep, and he is proud to represent rural western Wisconsin in the State Senate.
Senator Smith served on the Brunswick Town Board as Chair for 6 years. He was active with the Governor’s Task Force for Educational Excellence, the Wisconsin Parent Teacher Association Board, the Department of Public Instruction’s Parent Leadership Corps and the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools.
Senator Smith was later elected to the State Assembly and served during the 2007 and 2009 legislative sessions. Senator Smith was Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform. Jeff was a leader in the State Assembly on reforming payday lending regulations, puppy mill regulations and voting rights protections.
Senator Smith was elected Democratic Caucus Chair for the 2021-22 legislative session and currently serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader.
Today, Senator Jeff Smith and his wife Sue live on their farm in the Town of Brunswick caring for horses, chickens, dogs, cats, a llama and their land. Emily, their oldest daughter, lives in Wisconsin working with horses and their owners. Their youngest daughter, Sarah, lives in Monona and works for state government and serves on the Dane County Board of Supervisors.